Sunday, 14 September 2014

London Fashion Week SS15 Day 2 Highlights

Morning!

Day 2 was very exciting for me as 2 of my absolute favourite designers showcased their take on SS15; Orla Kiely and House of Holland. Here are a few of my other favourites from the day.

Barbara Casasola


Barbara has kept it sleek and simple in metallics and pleats.

Orla Kiely


Orla is back with pretty flower prints and perfect pastel colours. This collection has a definite sixties feel to it, much like Paul Costelloe, but these are more of the housewife side with the longer hemlines and looser cuts.

Emilia Wickstead


Neat shapes and delicate stripes on smooth satin. I particularly love the orange swimsuit, another sixties inspired item.

Antipodium



This is very grunge meets mod with the loose shapes and pointed collars. I love the odd colour match of lime green and dusty pink.

Julien Macdonald



Designs made to show off curves or in this case give the illusion there are some. The patterns are exquisite in such elegant silhouettes. Who doesn't love a ruffled swimsuit?!

Markus Lupfer



The Hawaiian backdrop was perfect for these bright colours. Yet more sixties influence with the standout front zips.

Sibling


I do love a bow, the bigger the better in my opinion. We're greeted with more monochrome and filly shapes. I saw someone on Twitter describe that last shot as a toilet roll doll, they got it pretty spot on!

Holly Fulton


Mad Men may have finished for good (boo!) but the sixties are definitely still swinging in the fashion world. I love the mix of bold monochrome straight edged patterns with the charmingly graceful flowers.

J.W.Anderson

A strong nautical touch here with the white piping and button details.

House of Holland



I always get so excited to see what Henry has to offer and he never disappoints, until now...I KID! I totally LOVE this collection!! Inspired by groupies from the psychedelic 70's, there were coloured suedes, clashing bright florals and fringing. I really like the darker tones, something a bit different for spring/summer from the usual pastels. Congrats Henry, you've brought the fun to Fashion Week yet again!

Marchesa



Like Bora Aksu from Day 1, this collection has a firm gypsy influence with the heavy flower detailing and ruffled lace.

Which were your favourites from day 2? Be sure to check out day 1.

Please remember these are just my personal picks but I'd love to hear what you thought :)

All photos from LondonFashionWeek.co.uk 

Saturday, 13 September 2014

London Fashion Week SS15 Day 1 Highlights

It's here, it's finally here! Fashion Week has hit London and the city is buzzing with excitement. I'm going to try my best and post my highlights from each day. So here are my personal favourites from day 1.

J. JS Lee



Adding a playful tone to smart dresses with high-low hemlines. Also didn't I tell you the navy and black combo was the way forward.

Bora Aksu


Some amazing textures coming from this collection with a slight gypsy feel.

Daks


Dusky purples and feminine shapes. Also featuring delicate feathers.

Trager Delaney



I love the frill detail of the black trousers and the bold colours with white finishing.

Jean-Pierre Braganza



Monochrome in geometrical shapes and featuring more feathers.

Amanda Wakeley



Fresh whites in clean cuts and more geometric patterns.

Shrimps



Snuggly fluffy jackets in pretty hues. Wouldn't really call these Spring/Summer, but still very cute.

Felder Felder





This collection just screams Woodstock in the seventies with the floaty skirts and psychedelic patterns. Who else will be swapping their wellies for colourful cowboy boots for next years festivals?

Paul Costelloe





For me, Paul Costelloe was a big favourite of mine. He's taken us back to the sixties with the big hair and short hemlines. It looks like blue is going to be the colour of summer. I love the dainty floral prints and the swinging skirts. I think I'd pretty much wear everything!

Which were your favourites from day 1? Please remember these are just my personal picks but I'd love to hear what you thought :)

Now you've seen day 1, be sure to check out day 2!

All photos from LondonFashionWeek.co.uk 

Monday, 8 September 2014

#BloggersFestival

Evening!

This weekend was very exciting as I had the chance to attend Bloggers Festival; my first ever bloggers event! It was all organised by the wonderful Sarlett Dixon who runs her own blog Scarlett London, and some how I had managed to bag myself an invite (I say some how, I may have badgered her on Twitter...). I was sooooo excited but even more nervous as I'd never really hung out with or even met any other bloggers. I needn't have worried, everyone was so lovely and I even made a few friends who I'll hopefully get to see again.

Before I talk a bit more about the event, here's what I wore (after A LOT of deliberating!).


 I finally got the chance to wear my Orla Kiely dress! She is one of my favourite designers, so when I found this on sale for a fraction of the price, I just had to buy it. The cut is just perfect for me, and the black daisies around the collar give it a sailor feel (ahoy!). Such a timeless piece with beautiful details.



As it was a little cooler outside, and looked like it might rain, I decided (last minute) to wear my Scampy Carvela Kurt Geiger boots. They're so comfy (I can dance all night in them) and I love the silver corner pieces, they're so simple, yet make the boots seem a bit more unique.

My sparkly anchor ring was a present from my parents last Christmas. The red ring was actually from a Christmas cracker, paired with my red polka dot nails, which are wraps by Myleene Klass. And not forgetting my glittery satchel from Paperchase (back in stock!).

Last but not least, my hair. I got this pretty vintage clip from Rokit. The black velvet and pearls matched with my dress so perfectly.

Now, back to the main event! We were welcomed with strawberries in champagne and the most amazing views of London, 31 floors high from Paramount in Centre Point. There were loads of brands, including Lee Stafford, Urban Outfitters, Quiz Clothing, Bee Good, Ecco, Minimum Fashion, Want Her Dress, Very, Search Labs, and my favourite, Sweet Pizzas (who brought along their own eye candy to hand out their sweet treats - say hello to Jonny below ;) )! They were all there to chat to us bloggers, tell us what their brand is all about, give us the chance to win prizes through Twitter, and hand out lots of goodies!













I'd like to thank Scarlett for putting on such an amazing event and for giving me the opportunity to attend. I'd also like to mention a few lovely ladies that I met on the day and hope to meet again in the not too distant future; Candy @ Owl-Girl, Angelica @ One Little Vice, Cassy Fry, Natalie @ The Tofu Diaries, Miss Sue Flay and Amanda @ Rhyme and Ribbons.

Be sure to keep a watch over me on Twitter and Instagram, there may be a #BloggersFestival giveaway or two...

Thanks for reading!

Monday, 1 September 2014

Wonder Wellies

My week in Ireland is coming to an end and I've realised there is something which I don't own which probably would've come in handy over here...a pair of wellies! If like me you are wellieless, then fear not, as I've found the place to find your perfect pair!

SpyLoveBuy have a massive collection of over 50 wellies to choose from in all different designs.

So whether you want big and bold...

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Short and sweet...

Strawberries - £19.95     Daisy - £19.95     Tropical - £19.95     Vintage Rose - £19.95

Or pure and simple...

Black - £18.95     Riding - £20.95     Pink - £18.95     Blue Lace Up - £14.95     Green - £20.95     Navy - £18.95

What's more, they offer free delivery on orders over £15, and only £1.99 for orders under! Now is the perfect time to buy a pair as the weather gets wetter, it's just choosing which pair that's the problem...

Friday, 29 August 2014

Hill Valley - 'A Nice Place To Live'

Sunday was a very exciting day for me as I got to travel back in time to 1955! I am of course talking about Secret Cinema Presents Back To The Future. While most attendees were running around trying to find their 50's outfit for the event, I was left staring into my wardrobe with too much to choose from. Here is what I decided on.

 As I had been given the character of Barbara Toomber, a student at Hill Valley High School, and as there was going to be an 'Enchantment Under The Sea' school dance, I felt it only right to wear my prom dress. Yes, this is the dress I wore 8 years ago to my very own prom. I bought it (or rather my Nan bought me it) from a wee dress shop in Ballybofey, County Donegal, Ireland. We would always drive past the shop during our summer holidays and I'd always say that was where I was going to get my prom dress from when the time came. My orange cardigan is originally from Monsoon but I got it from a clothing swap. The orange cat eye glasses were a great find from Forever 21. The moment I spotted them instore was the moment I made up my mind to wear my green and orange gown. To complete my look I bought some green frilly socks from New Look to go with my white brogues from Matalan. Oh and who could forget my student satchel!!





Kev's outfit was slightly last minute, but with a quick run to Primark I think he looked fab!!


We had such an amazing evening and I'd even go as far as to say this may just be the best event in London I have been to this year...so far. The set was amazing, the actors were brilliant and the whole atmosphere was just delightful with plenty to see and do before the film screening. There are just 3 more sold-out nights left and I would highly recommend checking out the Facebook event page for people selling spare tickets.

As we were travelling back to 1955, phones and digital cameras were not permitted, so it was back to using old school disposables. It just made for even more authenticity. Here are a few of our shots from Hill Valley.


















I was so sad to have to leave Hill Valley but am very much excited to see what Secret Cinema have planned for their next event!!

Thanks for reading :)